An epic deluge swamped Chicagoland on Thursday, submerging neighborhoods across the area and prompting Gov. Quinn to declare a state of emergency.
Two years ago, Rodney Hewitt and Jerome Williams rented a Bobcat for $750 and built a 4-foot-high dam behind their property and the flooding stopped. They say the village came and destroyed it last summer.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
Hurricane Sandy is so massive that it is already making its presence felt here in Chicago, causing huge swells on Lake Michigan and disrupting flight plans for thousands of people.
Given the drought conditions gripping the Midwest, the Chicago are really needs rain, but on Sunday, some areas got much more than they could handle.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning portions of northern Cook and DuPage counties through late Thursday.
Work to replace an aging water main in the Pilsen neighborhood was almost done Wednesday morning, but the cleanup may take a long time.
Crews have patched a 36-inch water main that ruptured in the Pilsen neighborhood Monday night, but full repairs were still underway and residents were still facing a long cleanup process after homes and businesses were flooded.
A South Side businessman has accused the city of playing dirty tricks to try and pressure him to sell his land to make way for new development. He says he’s got the mold, mildew and grimy mess in his basement to prove it.
Gov. Pat Quinn is sending 95 members of the Illinois National Guard and eight helicopters to Vermont to help with flood relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
In Des Plaines, flooding issues have pit suburban business owners against the municipal government.
A federal study has shed some light on the cause of perpetually flooded basements in the lakeside town of Beverly Shores in Northwest Indiana.
A northwest suburban emergency dispatch center was flooded with calls during a record rainfall last month, and a torrent of them went unanswered.
Some flood-prone residents of Mount Prospect are demanding the village do something about the problem.
Yet another deluge swamped the Chicago area overnight, producing so much flooding that Lake Shore Drive had to be shut down.
The storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning couldn’t have come at a worse time for residents of the northern suburbs.
The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.
A lot of homeowners are getting the bad news that they’ll have to replace flood-damaged appliances.
Neighbors in Wheeling have been experiencing flooding over and over again, and they say nature isn’t only to blame.
One of the most serious concerns for homeowners after all the recent storms is the mold problem.